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Is it right to quit Parliament?

Published -- Sunday 24 August 2014

"Imran Khan's party quits Parliament." (Aug. 23) This is ostensibly to put pressure on the government to dissolve Parliament and order fresh elections in the country.

The way the prime minister is joining hands with a highly tainted leader -- Asif Ali Zardari's of the Pakistan People's Party -- the real but ugly face of politics in the country is gradually emerging.

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League (N) government is absolutely corrupt and must be removed without any further delay. Zardari is a rogue politician, who has proved to be a very inefficient leader. He is unnecessarily trying to poke his nose along with his son, Bilawal, who knows nothing about politics. Bilawal is the same person who was enjoying a festival in Mohen-jo-Daro while people of Thar were dying due to drought.

I doubt if Imran Khan's decision to resign from Parliament is a step in the right direction. He took the decision after other opposition parties joined hands to reject Khan's demands. He couls have fought while remaining within the corridors of power instead of going hara-kiri in his attempt to dislodge the government. This is against the principles of democracy and this is also against the wishes of the people.

These so-called leaders have taken for granted the wishes of the 180 million people of the nation who are craving for justice, food, water and electricity. May God help our beloved nation of Pakistan! Ameen.

Kanwal Shakeb


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Publication:Arab News (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Date:Aug 24, 2014
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